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Author Sunderland, Willard, 1965- author

Title The baron's cloak : a history of the Russian Empire in war and revolution / Willard Sunderland
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 344 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Graz -- Estland -- St. Petersburg, Manchuria, St. Petersburg -- Beyond the Baikal -- The Black Dragon River -- Kobdo -- Warland -- The ataman's domain -- Urga -- Kiakhta -- Red Siberia
Summary "Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg (1885-1921) was a Baltic German aristocrat and tsarist military officer who fought against the Bolsheviks in Eastern Siberia during the Russian Civil War. From there he established himself as the de facto warlord of Outer Mongolia, the base for a fantastical plan to restore the Russian and Chinese empires, which then ended with his capture and execution by the Red Army as the war drew to a close. In The Baron's Cloak, Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire's final decades through the arc of the Baron's life, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia. Tracking Ungern's movements, he transits through the Empire's multinational borderlands, where the country bumped up against three other doomed empires, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Qing, and where the violence unleashed by war, revolution, and imperial collapse was particularly vicious ... Sunderland recreates Ungern's far-flung life and uses it to tell a compelling and original tale of imperial success and failure in a momentous time"-- Publisher's Web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ungern-Sternberg, Roman, 1885-1921.
Generals -- Russia -- Biography.
Generals -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Mongolia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Russia -- Description and travel.
Siberia (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
USSR -- Description and travel.
USSR -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
Genre/Form Biography.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801471079 (electronic bk.)
9780801471070 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)